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Lagos unveils new rules for resumption of schools

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Lagos State Government has announced resumption guidelines for the 2021/2022 academic session for public and private schools across the State. TopNaija reports.

 

While schools are generally expected to resume on 13 September, state-owned model colleges and upgraded schools are to resume in batches from 19 Sept, according to a statement by Ganiu Lawal, Assistant Director Public Affairs, Ministry of Education.

According to the statement, Mrs Folasade Adefisayo, Commissioner for Education said boarders in the model colleges and Upgraded Schools and SS2 students seeking placement into SS3 class would resume Sept. 10.

“The revision for this class will run from Sept. 20 to Sept. 26 while promotion examination to SS3 class will start from Sept. 27 to Oct. 8, 2021.

Mrs. Folasade Adefisayo, Lagos state Commissioner for education

”The newly admitted JS1 students into model colleges and upgraded schools are to resume Oct. 2 for one-week orientation programme which will intimate them on the secondary school structure and modalities.”

Adefisayo said other returning students in JSS 2, JSS 3, SS1 and SS2 in the various model colleges and upgraded schools are to resume on Oct. 9, while classes for these set of students will begin on Monday, Oct. 11, 2021.

The commissioner said the adoption of staggered resumption for Model Colleges and Upgraded Schools is due to the presence of 2020/2021 SS3 students writing the West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE).

She explained that the ongoing WASSCE will end on Oct. 6, 2021. She said the schools cannot accommodate seven sets in the boarding system.

Adefisayo appealed to parents to abide by the schedule for a smooth academic session. She also advised pupils/students to take their academics more seriously and devote more time to their studies.


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